AskWaves looks at some of the stranger loads drivers have had to transport over the road.
What would happen if trucks stopped hauling freight?
Truck driver essentials: Things truckers describe as “must-haves”
Canada has allocated $46 million in funding to recruit and train up to 2,600 new truck drivers and other transportation related jobs.
It is important for drivers to stay safe and healthy while on the roads. Here are some healthy snacks.
Carriers make good on drivers’ on- and off-the-road preferences
With so many truckers but so few parking spaces, TruckParkingClub.com has found a way to create more of the latter.
Myth vs. The Real Deal – Seat belt safety
J.B. Hunt gives $55K back to classrooms
Truck driver safety is an ongoing process that involves engagement, awareness and targeted training.
NOAA’s US winter outlook
Truck safety lobby pressures DOT on crash prevention
FMCSA requires annual checks on a truck driver’s motor vehicle record. But doing that can leave gaps and potentially allows drivers to remain on the road when they are no longer eligible to drive a CMV.
Community colleges to prepare veterans for jobs in trucking
3-year program allows 18-20-year-olds to drive interstate under supervision
Respect and communication remain vital aspects to driver retention.
While technology has a place in the evolution of transportation, not everything in the day-to-day operations should be replaced by it. Interpersonal relationships are essential and the foundation for success.
Linehaul Truckers are Facing a Quality of Life and Health Crisis
As CalArk grew its local delivery fleet, it realized drivers could not take advantage of a short-haul exemption from ELD rules with current technology. So it built a new system.
FreightWaves presents the Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit on Wednesday, June 15.
Overall traffic fatalities in 2021 projected to be highest since 2005
The Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit takes place on June 15, 2022.
A proposal to give truck drivers overtime pay would ultimately slow freight movement and impact the speed of e-commerce deliveries.
La demanda de camioneros está en su punto más bajo en 22 meses
Trucking carriers face increased risk of nuclear verdicts, but managing those risks is not insurmountable, if done right and from the start.
Truck drivers don’t earn overtime pay. Fixing that could address several key issues in the trucking industry.
CEO blames ‘driver shortage, rising costs, extremely tight margins and freight rates’
FMCSA filings against employers, shippers and others could nearly double previous high
1st-year drivers can make up to $110K, veteran drivers even more
Experts discuss how the future of driver recruitment and retention relies on feedback in this fireside chat during FreightWaves’ Enterprise Fleet Summit.
Dr. Mark Manera explains how employers can benefit from proactively focusing on better health for their drivers.
Carriers interested in conducting driver training for both property carrying and passenger carrying commercial motor vehicles must now meet requirements set forth under FMCSA’s entry-level driver training rule, including registering their programs with the TPR.
FreightWaves Founder and CEO Craig Fuller analyzes the current costs of trucking.
Whether it is appealed in court or not, it It is highly like that the Biden administration will now restart its efforts to have the recently reinstated Trump-era independent contractor rule withdrawn and replaced with a new, more restrictive rule less favorable to establishing independent contractor status.
Winner will be announced at Mid-America Trucking Show
Snowplow drivers across the country have been flocking to higher-paying private sector jobs in recent years, according to a survey of transportation officials.
California’s meal and rest break regulations are preempted by federal hours-of-service regulations, according to the courts, which means employers of short-haul drivers need not comply. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)
The truck driver shortage in the U.K. and Europe is getting worse with cross-border traffic being interrupted by the Ukraine crisis and Ukrainians going home to defend their country.
Nonbinding reservations from fleets hit 7,325 as 2021 revenues grow to $6.3 million
On-demand truck driver platform Haul announced a $10 million funding round as it looks to expand its coverage area for fleets in need of temporary drivers.
The introduction of the entry-level driver training rule is a boon for truck safety and could help reduce the industry’s driver shortage and retention concerns.
As competition for truck drivers heats up, fleets need to take steps to improve their recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to find candidates and get them into trucks.
For years, the industry has asked for the ability to expand its driver workforce. FMCSA’s apprenticeship program is that opportunity, and now is time to jump on this opportunity.
Flatbed and over-the-road drivers to see 70 cents per mile
Company will use electric vans to expand InHome Delivery to cover 30 million Americans
Roadmap for Successful Technology Implementation with TruckerTools.com
Carriers need to ramp up education efforts on Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse testing to help drivers understand the zero-tolerance approach to safety-conscious driving positions.
Rogel L. Aguilera-Mederos had received a 110-year prison sentence but is now eligible for parole in five years.
A closer look into FMCSA HOS rule changes
Canadian and Mexican truckers will reportedly need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to cross U.S. borders starting Jan. 22 amid fears of significant disruption to the supply chain.
Difficult application processes — including long forms and cluttered websites — tend to dissuade drivers from applying at all. In a field with more open positions than people to fill them, carriers cannot afford to lose a driver’s attention over an archaic application form.
Teenagers are able to try their hands at truck driving as a high school elective class; the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are imposing fines for long dwell times; and Salt Lake City’s capacity woes.
Driving too fast for conditions is defined as traveling at a speed that is greater than a reasonable standard for safe driving.
What’s in your Driver Qualification File?
What should prospective drivers know about Wellington Motor Freight? “That we are the best company to work for, period. We want to be the place that you spend the rest of your career with. Our culture is unrivaled. We don’t employ ‘just a driver,’ we have absolute professionals behind the wheel.”
“You can’t fix things with some nifty perk. It takes the right people with the right attitude as a foundation.” That philosophy has helped Nussbaum Transportation land on the TCA/CarriersEdge Best Fleets to Drive For list for 2021.
For Central Oregon Truck Co., inclusion in the annual Best Fleets to Drive For list is validation of innovations and improvements made to attract and retain drivers.
Big Benefits for Small Fleets: The CarrierHQ Difference
Canadian truck driver Robert Mitchell had the misfortune of picking up a load of paint thinner on Sept. 11, 2001, with the intention of transporting it to the U.S.
The California Supreme Court recently addressed what the proper rate for paying missed meal, rest, and recovery periods is under California state law. And for employees, it’s a financial win.
Truck parking reservation platform TruckPark is making its services available through Roady’s Truck Stops.
FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse has several reporting requirements for carriers, but those without proper protocols in place could be reporting violations they shouldn’t, and that is harming drivers.
The FMCSA continues to prioritize COVID relief, extending hours-of-service Emergency Declarations once again.
A court decision on driver hiring did not remove restrictive covenants, but it does highlight the need for trucking companies to review any covenants they have related to advances on driver training costs.
Stats on drowsy driving
A wild animal bolts into the road, giving a trucker little to no time to avoid a collision. It could happen just about anywhere.
TPP Retention Project Plan’s Ray Haight explains how the industry has missed an opportunity when it comes to driver retention.
As wireless providers switch off 3G networks in favor of 5G, some ELDs may no longer work.
Last-mile delivery firms say a lack of drivers is their main concern, but more are finding that smartphones are a critical technology to help retain drivers and improve operational efficiencies.
TCA firmly believes the trend of California-specific legislation becoming the national standard must end.
“Truckload detention is the last dark corner of the trucking industry, so we built a big flashlight.” That flashlight will shine bright on Thursday when TCA hosts a virtual workshop addressing the issue.
Leased owner-operators and company drivers could be looking to strike gold on their own in a strong trucking market, Vise says.
After months of tepid increases or decreases, industry tacks on a lot more workers
Speeding remains a critical safety issue for trucking, and a new bill introduced in the U.S. House would seek to limit the speeds commercial trucks could travel at on the nation’s roadways.
Yard tractors are often found in ports, like this one in Port Houston, but fleets, warehouses and distribution centers are typical users of the vehicles. Anytime a driver is using a yard tractor, it presents a safety risk, so even though it may not be going onto public roadways, driver training is critical to ensure safe operation. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)